New Mexico Climate Innovation Challenge Jan. 18


  • Showcase to Highlight New Mexico Student Climate Change Adaptation Solutions
  • Prizes to be awarded for elementary, middle and high school categories

SANTA FE – New Mexico students and their climate adaptation solutions will take the stage Jan. 18 during the upcoming Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) Student Showcase.

The CIC Showcase is the culmination of science-based climate adaptation and resiliency curriculum created and produced by Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas (CAVU).

The CIC program uniquely puts students in the driver’s seat and asks them: what behaviors can you think of to protect yourselves, your home, your family, or your local ecosystems from climate change affects?

Students produced three-minute videos or presentations that evaluate a specific climate vulnerability or impact and present a creative adaptation solution. The submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges for awards at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Winning projects also will be shared with the State Legislature during the 2020 session.

  • What: CAVU’s Climate Innovation Challenge Student Showcase. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Who: New Mexico students, parents and teachers from across the state
  • Visuals: Student videos, award presentations, climate-themed games, informational booths, music and pre-recorded remarks by Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller
  • When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Where: 4000 Bosque School Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Why: Over the lifetime of students today, the conservation about how to address climate change has focused largely on the systemic causes that can feel insurmountable, especially for youth. The Climate Innovation Challenge aims to reshape the discourse about climate change, empowering today’s youth to envision their positive impact on tomorrow’s planet—creating both hope and resiliency.

Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas is a nonprofit that uses visual storytelling and community engagement to support local solutions to the global climate problem.
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